Sontaya

Meal Deal
Saturday brunch

Tuck into sharing platters of food from around South East Asia at this stunning venue. The food is packed with flavour and you overlook the shimmering water. Dhs230 (soft drinks), Dhs330 (house beverages). The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort (02 498 8888). Timings: 1pm-4pm (Saturday)

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Sontaya, Thai for sunset, is a place for the capital’s diners to escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the intimate setting offered at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Its unique charm and exquisite menu cements its status as a top restaurant in Abu Dhabi – we’re big fans of this South East Asian eatery. Enjoy the sleek, contemporary décor while you sit on floating pavilions and take in the beach and Arabian Gulf views. Sontaya’s design lends itself wonderfully to a romantic evening, although families equally fit in. Offering appetisers, herbed and spiced salads, soups, seafood, meat and poultry, curries, rice, noodles and more, choosing your meal here requires more than just a quick perusal of the extensive menu. Every dish reflects a mixture of unique, key ingredients and distinct cooking styles from various South East Asian countries. With attentive staff, mouth-wateringly good food and a picturesque setting, a meal out at Sontaya will leave a lasting impression.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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Details

  • Location: The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Tel: 02 498 8888
  • Travel: Saadiyat Island
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  • Users voted this restaurant most suitable for: Family friendly

User reviews:

Posted by: AMANDA on 20 Sep ' 13 at 06:17
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

have been Sontaya Restaurant for dinner with my friends. It was great experience, excellent food and outstanding staff. I will go there again with my friends.
I like the tom yum soup and red duck curry. The dish was so delicious and the spring roll was amazing as well

Posted by: cherry mae hopfner on 19 Sep ' 13 at 18:44
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

coming to sontaya for our anniversary, the food is bit spicy but worth every dine romantic ambiance too, the flowers and the candle with dim light perfectly romantic.

Posted by: Mark Hertz on 09 Jun ' 13 at 20:21
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

we dined here with my family - the food was excellent - service was outstanding and friendly- Mona our waitress so helpful to my daughter.
very recommended for family to explore the south east asian cuisine.
Mark.

Posted by: DGH on 29 Apr ' 13 at 21:47
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Thai Festival 2013 in Sontaya Restaurant, with Puppet show from Thailand. great Thai set menu was offered with the wine pairing giving a remarkable experiences of dinning with cultural entertainment.

Posted by: Gerhard on 28 Nov ' 12 at 23:31
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Indonesia Festival in Sontaya restaurant has give pleasure for dinning. entertainer from Bali Sma Mandara Bali very attractive the dance and art show accompany with Indonesia Set Menu give a great concept of enjoying the food and and the ambience..

Posted by: Ariel Mendoza on 01 Sep ' 12 at 22:06
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

The place is great very ideal for a dinner date. Food and Service is excellent, friendly staffs and very tasty food.

Posted by: Muhammad Fadhli Pedro Guevara on 01 Sep ' 12 at 21:17
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

food and the service is good, and also nice view... I was expecting for romantic dinner with my girl friend however near by my table there is someone else kids making a lot of noise... its spoil my dinner

Posted by: Neil Herrington on 24 Aug ' 12 at 22:17
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

exciting restaurant, I came several time to the restaurant always good, tonight I decide to come with wife and kids just to celebrate my son birthday. Thanks for special attention nice cake accompany song and wishes from the staff. the special post dinner drinks also interesting. I enjoy pataya drink the most. again thanks to sontaya


Posted by: Iqbal Hussain on 24 Aug ' 12 at 07:54
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Beautiful place, nice environment,very clean and delicious food and the best staff with best service. The staff always trying to help the customer.

Posted by: Kumar Khatri on 23 Aug ' 12 at 22:30
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

the restaurant is full nice decor with luxury style. the food was awesome I like the prawn green curry the most accompliment with friendly service

Posted by: janet mwaniki on 23 Aug ' 12 at 09:40
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

they looked after our table,my nephew loved the satay and mini pad thai,will definitely go back again

Posted by: mohomed naushad thalib on 23 Aug ' 12 at 07:27
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I love the food especially the Prawn Green Curry and the view of the restaurant outstanding. top class. Ill come back again

Posted by: Timmy Chau on 23 Aug ' 12 at 07:09
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My first visit in Abudhabi I miss South East Asian Cuisine my friend Mr. Raymond reccomend me this restaurant, Impressive Nice food and gesture resture service, I feel like in the country

Posted by: gavin on 21 Aug ' 12 at 14:37
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

sontaya has take my attention to try i was recommend by my colleague, it is totally worth it to come.

Posted by: deepak khatiwada on 21 Aug ' 12 at 08:11
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

best restaurant ever

Posted by: maretaninno on 20 Aug ' 12 at 22:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

what a nice restaurant i love the lobster with tamarind sauce.
gesture service. i will come back again.. definitely :)

Posted by: teja on 20 Aug ' 12 at 05:33
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  • Best for: Family friendly

Posted by: John Malombe on 16 Aug ' 12 at 22:22
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Posted by: Konstantine on 16 Aug ' 12 at 22:14
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Dolok Gerhard the best supervisor ever!!!Keep it on man!

Posted by: Keerthisinge on 16 Aug ' 12 at 22:00
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Great service & food

Posted by: shine on 16 Aug ' 12 at 21:46
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

cuisine and service is very good ....
the view is so beautiful "the beach view" wow..
thank you so much keep it up...


Posted by: bandara on 16 Aug ' 12 at 21:45
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Very creative restaurant the food plated attractive and very presentable. Attentive and friendly staff. one of the best dinner i ever had.

Posted by: Indra on 16 Aug ' 12 at 11:07
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: cLimZ on 14 Aug ' 12 at 17:42
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  • Best for: Brunch served

The Restaurant is great design, accompany with delicious food I love the Pho Bo the most. Gesture service. I will highly recommend this restaurant.

Posted by: limbu on 13 Aug ' 12 at 13:32
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i was looking for good place to take my girlfriend for romantic dinner. and specially i have chosen this place to surprise my girlfriend.
place was beautiful and staffs were very friendly and always help full. food and beverage menu were also selective options to enjoy..i would thank sontaya and all of the staff that they have made my day memorable..and defiantly i will chose same restaurant for next time...

Posted by: Jasmine Khan on 05 Aug ' 12 at 21:18
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

My friends and I dined at Sontaya Restaurant and We absolutely love the food and the place,The staff are very friendly&excellent,service was perfect,they makesure that we had great dinner,thanks a lot Sontaya!

Posted by: Dipika on 04 Aug ' 12 at 21:44
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

such a pleasant experience dining at Sontaya restaurant St Regis hotel. everything was perfect to the extent that i will come back and recommend it to my friend.

Posted by: dreghorn on 03 Aug ' 12 at 23:59
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

i had a business meeting with my colleague. They seat us in a separate room with the same beautiful view. The service was friendly. It's good for formal occasion but it's good as well for romantic dinner.

Posted by: Mike Cantlay on 06 Jul ' 12 at 22:24
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  • Best for: Business lunch
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Posted by: Dominic on 30 Jun ' 12 at 22:57
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

definitely sontaya is the best place that you can be...food and ambience is perfect. friendly and accommodating staff are always there for you especially Jerome.thanks for the wonderful service!we truelly appreciate it...pampering!we'll surely come back for more!

Posted by: Robert Douglas on 26 Jun ' 12 at 21:17
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

when i proposing my girl friend i choosed this restaurant - and i was so happy with my table that they put me at nice table facing the sunset.
it was a wonderfull night ...
thank you so much

Robert

Posted by: Dr. Anish Sorrosh on 26 Jun ' 12 at 21:10
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

ambience is great with the water sarounding, food was execellent esspecially beef in red curry and morning glory our waiter Mon was so attentive and always smiling- highly recomended to visit.

Dr. Anish Sorrosh

Posted by: JonJon on 25 Jun ' 12 at 22:15
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I have been Sontaya Restaurant for dinner. It was great service, excellent food and friendly staff. I would like to be go there again with my friends.
I like the green curry with prawns. The dish was so delicious and papaya salad was awesome also.

Posted by: John Cole on 11 Jun ' 12 at 22:49
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

I agree with the writer. I chose Sontaya for our bos farewell, the restaurant view was amazing with water surrounded, and the service was really good, very pleasant staff attentive. the food unbeatable, superb we all love it.
we will come back again for next time for another occasion.

Posted by: Jean Phillipe on 25 May ' 12 at 04:40
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Visit the restaurant last friday for lunch. The view is breathtaking, dining in front of the blue ocean and white sandy beach was just a perfect one. Unfortunately there was a family dining with a bunch of kids running around the restaurant spoil the ambience instantly. But the food is impecable and the service was fast and stay friendly. Totally worth it..

Posted by: Cho Hee on 29 Mar ' 12 at 20:00
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

We were having a reunion in the restaurant. The menu provided was excellent. One of the best Asian dishes we've ever tasted in UAE. The service itself is complement the food and the great scenery surrounding.
The latest great venue in town!

Posted by: Becky Brandon on 29 Mar ' 12 at 05:11
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It was a great place for a couple. I celebrated my anniversary there and i left happy. The staff was so courteous yet friendly. The food needless to say was amazing! Will come back with some family and friends!

Posted by: Becky Brandon on 29 Mar ' 12 at 05:09
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  • Best for: Romantic
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

It was a great place for a couple. I celebrated my anniversary there and i left happy. The staff was so courteous yet friendly. The food needless to say was amazing! Will come back with some family and friends!

Posted by: Mike on 28 Mar ' 12 at 08:07
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

Love it! gonna come back!

Posted by: Gerhard on 25 Mar ' 12 at 04:51
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

food and the service is good, and also nice view... I was expecting for romantic dinner with my girl friend however near by my table there is someone else kids making a lot of noise... its spoil my dinner

Posted by: Gerhard on 25 Mar ' 12 at 04:38
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  • Best for: Family friendly
  • Would you go back to this restaurant? Yes

food and the service is good, and also nice view... I was expecting for romantic dinner with my girl friend however near by my table there is someone else kids making a lot of noise... its spoil my dinner

Posted by: Lori Fantozzi on 16 Mar ' 12 at 08:10
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  • Would you go back to this restaurant? No

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